Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Calusa Brewing came home with 5 medals, plus received 2nd Runner-up for Best Large Brewery in Florida from Best Florida Beer competition on Sunday (3/6/22). The competition is held in Tampa, FL every year, inviting breweries from across Florida to participate. This was the second year entering since opening in April 2016, we medaled 5 out of 7 beers entered.
"Woah! We did a thing or two! Gold and silvers for Florida Flavor, Zote, Citronious, Green Lab, and Totemic. Heck, even a runner-up for Best Large Brewery in Florida! Super proud and thankful for the whole crew at Calusa! Thank you @bestfloridabeer for the amazing festival! Time to rehydrate and get back in the brewhouse!"
Jason Thompson - Owner/Head Brewer
THE FLORIDA FLAVOR - Florida Lager
FIRST PLACE - Hoppy Lager category
Florida Lager w/ Mosaic, Centennial & Saphir hops
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THE GREEN LAB: M-BLEND - West Coast Pilsner
SECOND PLACE - Hoppy Lager category
West Coast Pilsner w/ M-Blend Cryo Hops
The Green Lab is an on-going experimental hop collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops (Yakima, WA). M-Blend was designed to maximize soluble ester content and focus on the mango profile. Brewer's Notes: Pilsner Malt, Munich Malt and M-Blend Cryo Hops.
ZOTE - NEIPA
SECOND PLACE - Juicy/Hazy Strong Pale Ale category
Hazy, juicy and fresh, Zote IPA showcases the modern, citrusy character of Citra and Mosaic with classic Cascade and Centennial hops. Our flagship beer, Zote (ZOH-tay) takes its name from antique maps of Florida’s West Coast.
CITRONIOUS - NEIPA
SECOND PLACE - Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale category
NEIPA w/ 100% Citra hops
Pouring a hazy gold, Citronious blasts with the fresh flavor and aromas of citrus, mango, and tropical fruits. This single-hopped IPA is a true showcase for the juicy, dank, notoriously big character of the dynamic Citra hop. This is the second time Citronious won a medal at Best Florida Beer Competition, 2019 Gold Medal in Hazy IPA category, read more https://www.calusabrewing.com/post/best-florida-beer-hazy-ipa.
TOTEMIC - Table Saison
SECOND PLACE - Brett/Saison or Wild Ale category
Rustic, refreshing, and restorative, this foeder-fermented Table Saison crackles with dry, appetizing character and spirited, friendly funk.